Covid 19 Updates

Important Covid 19 Update!



During these trying and difficult times, we are all trying to adjust to the “new normal”. With rapidly changing information, we would like to outline some important information. First, we are available and ready to take care of our patients. We are adjusting office hours on a daily basis but our providers are available by phone. Please follow the prompts when calling 904-824-1776. We are also available for “Telehealth” visits. We do require appointments, and you need to have a smartphone or video and voice available on your computer. We send an email or text for an invite to connect to our providers. We ask for just a few things.

  • If you have a BP machine at home, please check your BP and pulse prior to your visit.
  • Have your medications and supplements readily available to review.
  • Please let the staff know if you have had recent Lab work so we can be sure it is available to be reviewed at the time of your visit.

  • As has been reported by the CDC, patients with underlying cardiovascular disease are at a higher risk for of contracting COVID-19, we are advising patients with these underlying risk factors to be vaccinated against influenza in accordance with current guidelines.


    Addressing the “Myths”


    Just a few words from our providers regarding some of the misconceptions being circulated on the internet, •
  • There is no evidence that ace-inhibitors or ARBS may cause an increased chance of developing COVID-19 from the coronavirus. Therefore, we are NOT recommending patients stop this class of drugs. In fact, some studies suggest they may actually inhibit the virus
  • We recommend the discretion of treating low-grade fevers (101-102). This may be a beneficial response to fighting the virus. We recommend Tylenol for fever control, although there is no scientific data supporting the use of Ibuprofen (or other NSAIDs) in promoting the virus
  • If you develop fever, cough or other signs of a suspected illness you may contact your PCP or us to be referred for testing.
  • If you are in the high-risk work environment and cannot control your exposure risk, as outlined by the CDC, please contact our office for further discussion

  • Remember: WHAT YOU DO MATTERS!

       

    Call 904-824-1776 with any questions about our practice.


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